European Christmas Markets: Salzburg

I arrived in Salzburg wanting to experience the city during Christmastime, including its 40 year-old Christmas Market, mostly held in the Old Town area. The difference between this one and the one in…

European Christmas Markets: Strasbourg

Strasbourg started its first Christmas markets in 1570 in front of its Cathedral, and is home to one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe with nearly 300 stalls all over town. I remember readin…

8 Days in Scandinavia: Stockholm Day 1

Recently I took a trip to Sweden and Denmark. The plane ticket was just too cheap to resist - even though it was for February. Just two weeks before the trip, Europe experienced a cold spell that wa…

Exploring Tokyo: Eastward.

There are quite a few architectural projects going on in Tokyo lately, including the Tokyo Sky Tree, which is already the world’s tallest broadcasting tower at 634 meters high (2,080 feet), and is alr…